• Be a general member

If you want to team up with the Student Environmental Center come check out our General Gatherings at the Rachel Carson College Red Room. There is free, delicious vegetarian food with vegan options provided for all who participate. Bring your friends and come meet new people, hear about environmental issues on campus, and learn how you can help!

  • intern for the sec

SEC offers many amazing internships in each of its campaigns throughout the year. Interning is a great learning experience unlike any other, and a perfect chance to test out your interests. Check out these 2 and 5-unit internships and email seclead-group@ucsc.edu to get an idea of how you can be involved!

SEC Personnel Intern 
SEC Outreach & Media Intern
Event Planning Intern
SEC Earth Summit Blueprint Intern
SEC Earth Summit Publicity/Logistics Intern





  • be a campaign coordinator

The SEC is made up of many campaigns and ongoing projects, including Waste Prevention, Transportation, Students for Organic Solutions, Green Building, and Earth Summit. Coordinators or Co-Coordinators manage each campaign and work with volunteers and interns to implement related projects from the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus. Campaign Coordinators are sometimes eligible to receive a stipend, but can also be 5-unit interns with the Environmental Studies Internship Office. Coordinators work in conjunction with Organizers and Staff to pilot projects, host events, and make sustainable improvements to UCSC and the Santa Cruz community.

  • be a co-chair

There are four Co-chair positions within the SEC including Personnel, Fiscal, Outreach & Media, and Event Planning. These Co-Organizer positions collaborate during weekly Co-Chair meetings to build the agenda for and facilitate Steering meetings. Personnel steers campaign development, tracks progress and paperwork, and manages the inner workings of the organization. Outreach & Media maintains this website, publishes weekly newsletters, and publicizes campaigns and events. Event Planning plans and executes General Gatherings as well as collaborates with other sustainability organizations both on and off campus. Fiscal tracks our operating budget. Students normally become a Co-chair after a full year of successful involvement with the organization.